Saturday, September 27, 2014

Virtual Meeting

Welcome to a great new year with Irving ATPE!  We have lots of exciting things planned.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for the latest updates.  Quick overview:
-Region 10 Meetings
a.       September 13-Region 10 Meeting
b.      November 1 10:30-1:00pm
c.       January 10 10:30-2:00pm
d.      May 2 10-2
-January 9, 2015- A New Year Social
-We will be doing an Easter Egg collection in February for March 28th- more information to come
-Political forum
-We are looking at forming a team for a 5k
-End of Year Awards
--Grant- for workshops you would like to attend- There are 3 $500 ones available yearly- applications due by December 5th
--Scholarship- for continuing education in education $750 for professional and $750 associate
Application due by December 5th 
--Educator of the Year applications due January 30th- Elementary Teacher of the Year, Secondary Teacher of the Year, Support Services of the Year, Associate of the Year, Administrator of the Year
All of the applications will be online by the middle of October.  
Crystal Apple Awards-community members and volunteers- above and beyond the call of duty March 20th

We need people on committees and if you would like to volunteer please contact me ( 

Check out the calendar page for information for all upcoming dates.  The above dates have the chance of changing, please check back often.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Letter from the President

Welcome to our Irving ATPE 2014-2015 Year!
Thank all of you for your dedication to Irving ATPE. Because of you, Irving ATPE thrives.  We are fortunate to have you as a member. We hope that you will stay connected with Irving ATPE through our website and our Facebook page Irving ATPE Facebook . These resources help us stay informed of upcoming events in our local, region and state ATPE.  We hope that this year you take advantage of the Each One Reach One Campaign.
Check out what ATPE has to offer by visiting There are many benefits to use.  At our state website you can learn more details about legal services, advocacy benefits, and discounts offered.  As educators of Texas children we need to stay well informed on current issues that affect us, our families and those that we teach. is available to keep you informed on how our Texas leaders are supporting education.
It is important that you keep your contact information current for ATPE to stay in contact with you through email, mailings, magazines, and phone calls. Our goal once again is to have direct email to each of our Irivng ATPE members, but we can only do this if we have current information.
This year promises to be another great year in Irving ATPE. Your officers are here for you, so please contact one of us should you need anything.  We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. We look forward to renewing old friendships and making new ones.  Please mark your calendar to join us at our meetings.
Our officers have some very exciting plans for this year!  Our first meeting will be virtual on September 12th.  
Andrea Keller
Irving ATPE President

Monday, April 7, 2014

Irving ATPE Opportunities

Dear ATPE Members,

Your leaders have set a goal to encourage every campus to either nominate or recruit someone else to nominate, at least one person or organization for an Irving ATPE award.
Nominations will be due by April 21st.  Persons nominated for the various awards will be asked to fill out an application that will need to be returned by April 30th.
Please visit the website for the nomination form:

Being an ATPE member has benefits, but we would like to hear from you if you are interested in being more than a member.  Please take a few moments to fill out the form to let us know of your various interest in becoming more active in ATPE and upcoming events. Please visit this website to complete the form about upcoming events.

Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR…the ATPE Banquet is Tuesday May 20th, 2014 at Singley Academy, 6:00PM.

Thank you,
Robin Hurt

Sunday, February 23, 2014

ATPE Meeting on Tuesday February 25th

Please accept this invitation to attend our Association of Texas Professional Educators ATPE meeting on Tuesday, February 25th where you can meet State Board of Education candidates and local school board candidates and members. 

We will have a chance to meet Dr. Parra and welcome him to Irving ISD.
Our meeting will begin at 5:00, but you are welcome to begin arriving around 4:30 to visit with early arrivers. Refreshments will be served.

The Singley Academy.
4601 N. MacArthur
The meeting will be held in the large conference room, which you will be directed to after entering the front doors of the school.
If you have any questions please feel free to email. Thank you, Robin Hurt Irving ATPE President

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ATPE Awards, Grants and Scholarships

Dear ATPE Members,

Your leaders have set a goal to encourage every campus to either nominate or recruit someone else to nominate, at least one person or organization for an ATPE award, grant, scholarship, local award, region award, and/or state award.

Below is a brief explanation of each of these awards. Please look them over and determine how you will help ATPE recognize those deserving people and organizations.
You will find applications for these awards at and/or .
Please notice that each award has a deadline date and a person/location to receive it.
Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.
Be watching for information on when the Irving ATPE Awards Banquet will be.

Thank you,
Robin Hurt

Please make sure to scroll to the bottom to nominate those deserving teachers, administrators and professionals you work with.

You can find forms on the Resource tab

Descriptions of ATPE Awards, Local, Region, and State

Ed Gonzalez Irving ATPE Scholarship 2013/14 Nomination for Teacher Scholarship – Up to $750

Ed Gonzalez Irving ATPE Scholarship 2013/14 Nomination for Associate Scholarship – Up to $750

Cardwell Enrichment Grant
The Cardwell Enrichment Grant will enable educators to enrich their teaching practices through inservice, workshops or classes.  Recipients of this grant will be honored at the September Irving ATPE meeting.  Each recipient will be expected to make a short (5 minute) presentation describing how this course, workshop or inservice will be implemented in their classroom/curriculum. 

Crystal Apple Award
The Crystal Apple Award program has been designed to recognize those in the community who make a difference in the education of students in the Irving ISD. A nominee must have given some time on a campus and made an effort to improve the well-being and educational foundation of Irving I.S.D. students. Business (Partners in Education … Other); Community (DAR … Heritage Society … Big Brother/Big Sister … League of Women Voters … Parents); Civic (Police … Fire … Etc.); Education (Teacher … PTA … IEA … ATPE … Retired Teachers)
ATPE Educator of the Year Awards The ATPE Educator of the Year Awards acknowledge those ATPE members who demonstrate exceptional or innovative capabilities in their respective education fields. The recipients will receive a check for $1,000 at the state level. The Educator of the Year Awards are divided into five categories: Administrator of the Year; Associate of the Year; Elementary Teacher of the Year; Secondary Teacher of the Year; Special Services Educator of the Year. These awards are given at the local, region, and state levels. Monetary awards vary at each level. 
Judy Coyle Memorial - part of the Irving Schools Foundation program. Each year we give four, $1000.00 scholarships to four IISD seniors who are going into education. (Students apply through ISF for these.)